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Flag of Kırıkkale Province, two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 11 May 2018
Kırıkkale Province (277,084 inhabitants in 2010; 436,500 ha) is located in central Anatolia.
Ivan Sache, 13 May 2018
The flag of Kırıkkale Province (photos) is white with the province's emblem in the middle. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey"; "Valiliği" means "Governorate".
The emblem features the Çeşnigir bridge. Originally built to cross river
Kızılırmak on the Ankara-Kırşehir road, the bridge is nowadays partially
submerged in the Kapulukaya Dam lake.
Although its exact date of building in unknown, the bridge is of the 13th century Seljuk style. In 1402, Timur's troops allegedly crossed it when marching against Ankara. The bridge was rebuilt by the architect Mimar Sinan during the Egyptian expedition led by Sultan Selim II (1566-1574).
[Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Kantar Atlas, 12 August 2015]
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 11 May 2018